Showing posts with label Theme - Tea / Teacup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theme - Tea / Teacup. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

FREE Teacup Template

Good Morning paper crafters.  Today I want to share another sample using my free Teacup Template.  You can download my free template HERE.  I have a Vintage Hat template as well.  Scroll down to bottom left side bar to see all my templates.  It is easier if you do not use the template open.  I have found it easier to create a a pattern out of cardstock that I can use over and over again by tracing around the edges.  Begin by folding the cardstock in half.  Lay the teacup pattern with the top of the cup along the fold, and trace around the edges with a pencil.  Trim.  I created mask for the handle and bottom of the teacup then stamped the background image.   Doodle around the edges with a pen.  Stamp sentiment and punch with oval shape.  Doodle around edges and adhere to front of card.  Punch butterflies, doodle around edges and color center black.  Adhere to card front and add black glitter.
You can check out a really fun Alice and Wonderland version designed by Scrappy Sugar Girl HERE

Here are a matching hat and purse.  These are pre-cut dies from Creative Cuts and More.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week,

You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE
You can view all of my shaped cards HERE

Monday, November 21, 2011

Free Teacup template!

Good Morning!  Today Layers of Color is having a Tea Party and we hope you will join us!
If you have arrived from Linda's Blog, then you are in the correct place.  If not, you might want to start at the Layers of Color Blog HERE.  It's a circular hop, so you will end up back here.

My project today uses a hand drawn teacup template I designed.  Thank you so much Laura for turning it into a PDF file for me!!  With this template you can create a teacup shaped card, or a teacup shape to put on the front of a card.  So many LOC stamps would have been fun to use on this, but I'm working on my Christmas Cards right now. 

This template is free for you to use, but I ask that you not post the file anywhere else.  Please link to my blog.  If you loose this post, then you can always find my templates on the side-bar near the bottom of my blog.  Not only is the link to the template there, but a link to any projects I have created using the template is there as well.  This template will also be available over at LOC.  Thank you!

Download the Teacup Card Template PDF HERE.  Right click, then click print.

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Hop on over, or stay for a few more minutes and review my step by step tutorial.
Project Details
Let me start out by saying you do not have to cut the pattern as shown on the file.  It might be difficult to get both side to match if you do.  The easier way is to print the PDF onto sturdy cardstock and then cut out 1/2 the pattern to use as a template.

I decided I wanted the bottom of my teacup and handle to be red and thought I came up with an easy tutorial to accomplish this without you have to cut the pattern from a seperate piece of red cardstock.  I'll let you be the judge!
Start with a white card. 
Adhere a piece of red cardstock on the inside of the card.  I used Aleene's Tachy glue.  I wanted to make sure it was glued down, so that when I started cutting, the pieces didn't seperate.  Just keep in mind that wet glue can warp your card, so a little goes a long way.  I scribbled it all over the back of the red cardstock and then adhered it inside the card.  Let it dry.

Lay the teacup pattern you created over the back of the card and trace around the edges lightly with a pencil.  Cut around the outside.  Do not cut the inside of the handle. 

back of card
Flip it over.  Sketch a guideline / cut line  along the side and bottom of card.  The photo only show my sketch line on the side, I forgot to include the bottom.  Sorry.    Unfold the card.  Cut off the handle and bottom of the cup from the front of the card along your sketch lines. 

front of card

Now you will be able to see the red handle and bottom of cup from the front of the card.  Flip it back over and continue cutting the inside of the handle.  I started with a x-acto knife to cut the center out, but I can't get smooth cut lines with it, so I finished with a pair of scissors.  Cuticle scissors work great for cutting small curved area's.   I was able to see a little white cardstock around the edges, so I used a red marker to color around the edges.

This photo is of the card opened up, back of card on left.  See how the front of the card doesn't have the bottom of the cup or handle.  Slide the front of the card into an embossing folder.  TIP : Pull the handle above the template if possible.  I didn't and I ended up with a slight line across my handle from the edge of the embossing folder.  You might also try adding another piece of paper across the top of the back of the cup, or you will get that same line across the back of the card. 

Now embellish your teacup card!  I used one of Nina's labels from her newly released "Elegant Labels" art stamp set (stamped in red).  The labels in this set are compatible with Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels Five, Labels Ten, and Labels Sixteen.  All available over at the LOC Boutique.  Mine is hand cut because I don't have Labels Five. 

The sentiment is from "Sentamental Banners" art stamp set.  Dove and holly images are from the "Glad Tidings" art stamp set.  I cut them out of the wreath image.  And the holly images at the top are from the "Christmas Blessings" art stamp set.

I think you can see how I added lots of glitter (Stampendous Ultra Fine White ) ....  around the cup edges, all over the doves, around banner, and around the edge of the label image.  I use a 2-Way Glue Pen to added glitter.  TIP :  If you get glue and glitter on your image lines, then quickly use a tooth pick or paper piercer to scratch it off the lines. 

I hope you enjoy creating your own teacup card!  I have another one already done and will be sharing very soon.  I don't have the step by step photo's done yet.  It is much easier to create than this one ...  I promise, teehee!

And as always, if you were inspired by this tutorial, I would love to see your creation.  Just leave me a link in the comment section or email me.
big hugs,

You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE
You can view all of my Shaped Cards HERE.
You can view all of my Christmas project HERE.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Teacup Card

Hello Paper Crafters.  I hope you are having a beautiful Saturday.  Is everyone ready to prepare their Thanksgiving feast??  I usually wait til the last minute to run to the grocery store and get everything I need.  I still have to dig out my recipes and see what ingredients I need to purchase.  I'm sad that I will not be spending it with my daughter this year .... but happy my son will be here.  Unfortunately, I can never get him or my husband to join me in the sing-a-long.  I love to start playing my Christmas music on Thanksgiving day while cooking.  Get's me in the mood for putting up the Christmas decorations. 

Since it's just the 3 of us, I know we will have lots of left over turkey.  Any idea's / recipes for how to repurpose it??  I do have one recipe a co-worker passed out from Women's Day.  It's "turkey and potato hand pies".  I may just give it a try.
 Today's card was created using the cutest teacup set!  "Floral Tea" .  I think pearls and lace are the perfect embellishements for a card like this.  I have to say, I'm out of the pearl strand and you would think it would be easy to find at one of the local craft stores.  All I can find are the larger pearls.  Hopefully someone will get some in eventually.  The lace is from Hobby Lobby.  I love getting my lace from Hobby Lobby.  I don't have to pay shipping and it's easy to get when I run out.  And of course it's even better when I get it on sale!

Just want to give you a quick reminder about the Challenges over at SpeedyTV!  Every Monday a new challenge is posted.  To find them ...  hop over to the home page HERE.  Then toggle over the Friends of Speedy button at the top.  The drop down menu list all the challenges.

I got some new MFP stamps and will be sharing some projects with you for some of the upcoming challenges.  I have to say it truely will be challenge for me, because they are all "scenery" sets.  I don't know if you have ever noticed, but I have never done "scenes".  Who knows what I will come up with!  All of MFP's new releases are next Mon-Wed.  The Design Team will be sharing lots of inspiration with you during their 3-Day blog hop!  Check out the MFP blog HERE.

I look forward to receiving the flood of emails with address for those Christmas cards!
You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE

Friday, July 22, 2011

Artist Trading Card / Pink Persimmon

I've been busy making ATC's again. Ready to trade??  Artist Trading Cards are fun to make and at 2.5" x 3.5", don't require a lot of resources or time.  If you are new to Artist Trading Cards, you can learn more about them and see a list of resources on one of my older post HERE

I used images from 2 Pink Persimmon stamp sets to create these little works of art. 
"Tea and Cake"  is so sweet, and girly, and vintage!  I LOVE it.  It comes with 2 different tea pots, tea cups, and a cake stand.  I used the tea cup images and stacked them on ATC #1.  My daughter had a tea party as a child for one of her birthdays, so I'm thinking this set would be just perfect for a future layout as well.

"Singing Birds"  comes with an arch / frame image and of course, some singing birds.  Oh the possibilities for adding things in the center  ...  big bird's nest,  a tree.  I thought there should be a little bird house dangling from the center so  I created my own for ATC #2.  What would you embellish or add to this image to finish it off ??


Project Details
Stamp Sets : Pink Persimmon "Tea and Cake" and "Singing Birds"
Copic Markers
Spray Ink : Tattered Angels Pink Taffy
Trim black cardstock 2.5" x 3.5" twice.  Trim lined pattern paper slightly smaller.

ATC #1 - Adhere lined paper to black card base.  Spritz doily with pink spray ink, adhere to front of card and trim along edges.  Tie green seam binding and tie bow.  Doodle around edges.  Stamp bottom tea cup on white cardstock.  Stamp tea cup on Eclipse Masking Tape and trim.  Lay tea cup mask over bottom tea cup and stamp tea cup #2 with the bottom of the cup over lapping the top of the bottom tea cup, giving the appearence that is is sitting down in the bottom tea cup.  Remove mask from bottom tea cup and cover tea cup #2.  Stamp tea cup #3 the same way, creating a stack of tea cups.  Remove tea cup mask and color.  Trim image and use raffia to build a little nest by adhering it to the back of the top cup.  Stamp a singing bird, color, and trim.  Adhere tea cup stack and singing bird to front of card.  Print this phrase or one of your own, trim, adhere and doodle around edges.

ATC #2 - Stamp part of the tree frame on the lined paper and color with markers.  Adhere to front of card.  Tie ribbon around bottom border and tie a bow.  Create you own bird house by cutting a square and triangle and adhere to front of card as if it is dangling from a hook in the center.  Doodle around the edges and embellish with rub-ons.  Stamp tea cup and singing bird on white cardstock and color with markers.  Adhere raffia to back of cup to create a nest, then adhere to front of card.  Print this phrase or one of your own, trim, adhere, and doodle around the edges.


You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE

You can view more of my Artist Trading Cards HERE.
You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Teacup Card

Layers of Color
Summer 2011 New Release
Tea Party Blog Hop!

(If you came from LInda's blog you are in the right place.
If you have just stopped in, please start at the beginning so you can get all the goodies!)

Welcome!    I’m so glad you can join us for this wonderful celebration! We've been brewing up a super exciting party with lots of great treats! …

Don't you just LOVE that teacup image??  It's called Teacup Blessings.  It's such a fun set.  The sentiments come seperately so you can add what ever you like to your cup.

I also fell in love with these cute bee's!  This set is has lots of cute "bee" sentiments with it.

Put on your favorite tea party hat and let's check out the next blog!...
Next blog is Nina

You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE
You can view all of my Bee themed projects HERE


Project Details

Cards #2
Stamps : Layers of Color “Honey Sweet”
Markers : Copic RV0000, RV10,
Patterned Paper : Bo-Bunny,
Border Punch : Fiskars, Oval Punch : Paper Shapers,
Floss : DMC, Glitter Glue : Stickles

Make card from cardstock. Border punch front edge. Stamp sentiment and punch. Stamp bee images, color with markers and trim. Trim patterned paper. Plan placement of bee’s, lightly draw flight lines with pencils and sew. Erase pencil lines. Adhere bee images. Adhere sentiment with pop dot.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Teacup Card

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a tea themed card with you!

Product Review
I have to do a product review with this one.  I don't usually state negative opinions, but I have to tell you, I tried the Fiskars circular punch on this one and did not like it.  Of course part of the problem was my own.  I accidently threw away the cutting template.  But I had another sewing template that guides you for cutting 4" and 6" circles (the sizes you are suppossed to start with)  and it didn't work.  I could not get it to punch through cardstock.  I'm wondering if the circle you start with is a different size and the final product is 4" or 6".  That may be my problem.  So if anyone has one of the cutting templates that come with it, I would appreciate a measurement on the diameter.  I really do want to like this punch, teehee.

You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE


Project Details

Stamp Set : The Angel Company
Border and Circular punch : Fiskars
Deckle sissors (my favorite)
Flowers - Bo-Bunny
DP - My Mind's Eye
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